We are looking forward to these Winter Olympic games up in beautiful Vancouver BC, Canada and are seriously thinking about attending one of the events. We’re just a mere 3 hours away from the closest venue so we figured “why not”? However, after initial investigation of hotel rates etc. our grand scheme may not come to fruition. Our favorite hotels up north have tripled their charges!
To cheer Saba Man up I made him a snack to munch on while watching the opening ceremonies on television. I also wanted to try my hand at charaben again and selected one of the Olympic mascots, Miga as my model! I thought Miga would be the easiest to attempt…black and white is pretty simple in the form of rice and nori musubi. Right? Well.. the body was easy enough but I don’t have any nori punchers for faces so it took me awhile to get it close to the proper image. It’s not exactily right, but it’s good enough for now.
The background paper is a gift from a bento friend which I think fits this theme… there’s always fireworks at any Olympic opening ceremony! I love fireworks and can’t wait to see what the Vancouverites have in store for us.
We wished to be there in person, but ticket prices for the opening were out of reach. *Sigh* The $avings Challenge would have to continue for many months to pay for just one admission. Which reminds me… we saved $43.00 yesterday!
We’re determined to get to Vancouver and will keep checking the prices. If we get there… I won’t need to pack any bentos because I know where to get some good eats, thanks to Tana of Cheap Apettite .
Well… if it happens then great, but if not then we can pretend to participate by packing bentos like this one. So with that, here’s today’s featured bento packed with “Miga musubi” along with sauteed zucchini, boiled egg, fish sausage, broccoli, and tomatoes.
As I’m typing this I’m already thinking of the fun things we can do for Olympic themed bento boxes. There’s a couple more weeks of events…that’s plenty of time to practice more charaben! :)